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Simple Solid Edge Synchronous tips

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As I take baby steps to learning ST, would be interested in knowing what useful little tricks others are using with ST (only) in daily work ...?

 

Here are my first 4 which are ridiculously simple Solid Edge Synchronous tips:

 

1. Use of <TAB> versus <ENTER> in the sync radius command.
2. Use of the <N> key to cycle orientation.
3. Use of <SHIFT> key to toggle symmetric extents in SyncTech.
4. A very simple example of imported data modification for maintaining design standards using SyncTech.

 

 

Again, what useful little tricks do you use with ST (only) in your daily work ...?

 

Anything that would help even a novice user get up to speed with using Synchronous Technology is welcome.

 

~Tushar Suradkar

 

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Re: Simple Solid Edge Synchronous tips

 A couple tips off top of my head....

 

Sticky Select --> To select multiple things, you can start the same as usual -- hold down the Ctrl key when selecting the second thing. You don't need to hold it down after that to add more -- it will continue to add to the set with each click. If you want to toggle between selecting and deselecting the SPACE bar will cycle between these options.

 

Multi-Face Dimensional Edit --> Using the technique above, you can select multiple faces to move at once. After selecting the faces, THEN you can also select a dimension to edit and it will move all the faces at once during that dimensional edit. 

Dan Staples
Director, Solid Edge Product Development

Re: Simple Solid Edge Synchronous tips

Why would putting the axis of a hole within the box be a Sync tip. Either the deign requires the center to be inside or outside. If that moves the hole from Sync to Ordered, so be it. Things like this is why I avoid Sync all together when I can.

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12GAGE wrote:

Why would putting the axis of a hole within the box be a Sync tip. Either the deign requires the center to be inside or outside. If that moves the hole from Sync to Ordered, so be it. Things like this is why I avoid Sync all together when I can.



I think it's more the method of altering it to be so, rather than that it must be.

 

A different thing to placing Sync holes there...as you'd just tap F3 to lock the plane, to avoid the dynamic face normal placement, and place relations or dimensions as required.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

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That's true and I agree about the design changes especially the hole location, was just an example, but if the vendor has agreed, say over a phone call, Sync comes to rescue when I only have an imported (IGES, STEP) model and there is no time to make the changes on the heavy model in its native CAD and export it out again just for a minor tweak, then have it sent across to me or say somewhere a model's origin is unknown and I want to put it to use in my current design. Several such cases.

 

ST is an opportunity here and not should one shy away from.

Synchronous Technology is perhaps the best thing to have happened to CAD since CAD has happened to manual design/drafting.

 

Re: Simple Solid Edge Synchronous tips

Hi,

 

I have lots of favorite tricks...

 

One of the best is copying by Steering Wheel + Ctrl, or Selection manager for imported geometries and so on...!  Smiley Very Happy

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/

Re: Simple Solid Edge Synchronous tips

Hi Imi, great tips !

I am able to copy with steering wheel; Can you pls show how to copy using selection manager. Thanks.

 

~Tushar

 

Re: Simple Solid Edge Synchronous tips

My Friend,

 

May be I was ambiguous! I use it to select complex geometry for copying or deleting... Smiley Wink

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/
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Re: Simple Solid Edge Synchronous tips

2 reply videos:  1 of a Lunch Bytes I host while working as an AE with a VAR, and the other a replay of my SEU presentation at SEU13...  both applicable to this thread I beleive

 

http://solidedgevideos.blogspot.com/2013/10/maximize-your-benefits-of-synchronous.html

http://solidedgevideos.blogspot.com/2013/06/seu13-advanced-assembly-replay.html

 

Re: Simple Solid Edge Synchronous tips

Great videos Matt.

Here's one from Siemens - very impressive:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZQb1GNVKy74